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Kuwait government resignsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 11:47:00

The emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the Cabinet and the prime minister and asked them to stay as a caretaker government until a new government is formed, state-run news agency KUNA said Monday.

Thanksgiving in Kuwaitupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 23:14:00

CNN's Martin Savidge reports on U.S. troops' Thanksgiving celebration in Kuwait.

Kuwait slams parliament protests as 'unprecedented' step to 'anarchy'updated: Thu Nov 17 2011 16:30:00

Kuwait's leaders met in emergency session Thursday, vowing to clamp down on violence after protesters forced their way inside Parliament.

Kuwait terror threat halts British embassy servicesupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 07:31:00

Britain has temporarily suspended embassy services in Kuwait because of a heightened terror threat, the U.K. Foreign Office said Thursday.

Kuwait's ruler calls for unity after parliament feudupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 08:23:00

The ruler of Kuwait called on his countrymen Wednesday to resist those who wanted to spread "chaos" as the nation grapples with feuding politicians and activists demand rights for non-citizens.

Iran threatens to retaliate after Bahrain orders diplomat to leaveupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 02:22:00

Iran threatened a tit-for-tat response Tuesday after Bahrain declared an Iranian embassy official in Manama persona non grata and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.

Iran retaliates against Kuwait's diplomatic expulsionsupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 15:24:00

Iran expelled three Kuwaiti diplomats last week in retaliation for Kuwait's expulsion of three Iranian diplomats a week ago, Iran's official Press TV reported Sunday.

Kuwait ministers resign, news agency saysupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 10:51:00

The Kuwaiti cabinet has resigned, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported Thursday.

Breakdown of rising oil pricesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 00:34:00

Alternatives to energy from crude oil will solve the gas price influx, the fastest and highest since hurricane Katrina.

United States' top military officer visits Gulf regionupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 04:09:00

The United States' top-ranking military officer arrived in the Middle East on Sunday for talks with military and civilian leaders in a region where popular uprisings and political turmoil have captured world attention for weeks.

In Kuwait, another day of protests staged by noncitizensupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 09:31:00

Protesters in Kuwait clashed with security forces on Saturday, the second straight day of unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf nation.

Protesters call for reform in Kuwaitupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 13:03:00

More than 1,000 protesters clashed with security forces in Kuwait on Friday, demanding greater rights for longtime residents who are not citizens of the country.

Iraq and Kuwait 20 years laterupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 12:29:00

Years since Iraq invaded Kuwait, relations between the two neighbors still tense. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Tensions remain, 20 years after Gulf Warupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 12:29:00

Twenty years after the United States and its allies launched Operation Desert Storm to roll back Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, Iraq still owes its smaller neighbor billions in reparations and more than 1,000 people are still missing.

China defeat 10-man Kuwait at Asian Cupupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:37:00

China took advantage of a Kuwait sending-off to make a winning start to the 2011 Asian Cup on Saturday.

Qatar keep Asian Cup hopes alive; Uzbekistan on brink of quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 11:59:00

Yusef Ahmed's double strike gave Qatar a crucial 2-0 triumph over China on Wednesday which kept alive the 2011 Asian Cup host nation's hopes of progressing past the group stage.

Report: Kuwaiti prime minister visiting Iraqupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:27:00

Kuwait's prime minister will meet top Iraqi officials in Baghdad Wednesday, state media reported, the highest-level Kuwaiti visit to Iraq since Saddam Hussein invaded the smaller country in 1990.

U.N. Security Council ends major sanctions on Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 13:19:00

In what is being called a "milestone" for Iraq's future, the U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to free the Baghdad government from sanctions that started during the Saddam Hussein era.

Kuwait shuts down Al Jazeera news bureauupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 16:09:00

Kuwait has shut down an Al Jazeera news office after accusing the network of "meddling in the internal affairs of Kuwait," a Ministry of Information official told the country's news agency.

WikiLeaks cables assess terrorism funding in Saudi Arabia, Gulf statesupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 02:34:00

"Terrorist funding emanating from Saudi Arabia remains a serious concern." So states a cable prepared for the visit of U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke to the kingdom earlier this year.

The WikiLeaks media dilemmaupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 02:34:00

CNN's Howard Kurtz talks to Jeff Jarvis, Rick Stengel and Mark Mazetti about the the media reaction to WikiLeaks.

Kuwait minister's fix for 4 Gitmo detainees: Send them to Afghanistanupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 21:50:00

As the United States negotiated with countries around the world to find new homes for the remaining detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Kuwait's minister of interior had a solution for the four Kuwaiti citizens left in the prison.

Sunni Arabs in Iraq demanding all profits from gas fieldupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 11:22:00

Demonstrators in a largely Sunni Arab province of Iraq demanded the future profits from a natural gas field awarded on Wednesday to a foreign consortium.

DoD: Civilian contractors in Kuwait didn't have proper clearancesupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 19:06:00

A new Defense Department report says many civilian contractors working in Kuwait didn't have proper clearances and could have jeopardized the safety of U.S. military personnel and undermined national security.

Iraq considers dissolving airline over row with Kuwaitupdated: Wed May 26 2010 06:02:00

The Iraqi council of ministers has decided to dissolve Iraqi Airways and liquidate its assets after the airline dropped flights to England and Sweden in a row with Kuwait over war reparations.

Fast-food-loving Kuwaitis battle the bulgeupdated: Thu May 06 2010 12:12:00

In Kuwait, at family gatherings and social events, food is always at the top of the menu.

Iraq nominates first ambassador to Kuwait since 1990updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:31:00

Iraq has appointed its first ambassador to Kuwait in two decades, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Former Guantanamo detainees sent to Kuwait, Belgiumupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 11:40:00

Two detainees released from the U.S. military's prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Kuwait and Belgium, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Wedding fire kills dozens in Kuwait, state-run media saysupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 20:02:00

A deadly fire in Kuwait that roared through a wedding tent packed with women killed dozens of people and injured at least 76 others, state-run media reported.

Report: Six arrested in al Qaeda plot on U.S. base in Kuwaitupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:35:00

Kuwaiti security forces arrested six Kuwaitis linked to al Qaeda who planned to attack a U.S. military installation, the country's state-run news agency reported Tuesday.

Woman elected in Kuwait says gender in politics is 'history'updated: Sun May 17 2009 20:32:00

As one of the first four female lawmakers ever elected to Kuwait's parliament, Aseel al-Awadhi knows she has a tough road ahead in the conservative Gulf state's male-dominated legislature.

Kuwait elects first femalesupdated: Sun May 17 2009 20:32:00

Kuwait elects its first four female lawmakers to parliament Friday. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to one of them.

Kuwaiti Cabinet quits amid power struggleupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 07:04:00

For the second time this year, Kuwaiti Cabinet ministers resigned Tuesday after a continuing power struggle with parliament.

Kuwaiti prime minister to visit Iraqupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 16:42:00

Kuwait's prime minister will be making a trip to Iraq soon, to discuss bilateral ties and debt issues among other things. Islamic Superheroes Going Globalupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 03:00:00

A Kuwait-based entrepreneur wants to expand the reach of his Islamic comic-book series -- and its positive Muslim role models

New phase for Beckham?updated: Wed Mar 26 2008 06:37:00

Football star David Beckham going for a career landmark. ITN's Stuart Silvers reports.

Emir steps in to stem Kuwait's conflictupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:55:00

Kuwait's leader dissolved parliament on Wednesday and called for early elections, after the Cabinet resigned this week following a power struggle with the government.

Is the Gulf headed for a labor crisis?updated: Fri Mar 14 2008 12:59:00

The Gulf nations are experiencing a major construction boom, as their leaders make definite steps to encourage development.

Clancy: Terror mastermind's deception cause for skepticismupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 02:25:00

Imad Mughniyeh was a master of deception. He was also Hezbollah's chief of security and its strategist. His alleged role in bombings and kidnappings earned him a place on the "Most Wanted Terrorists" list of the United States.

Bush in Kuwaitupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 07:30:00

U.S. President George W. Bush is in Kuwait seeking support from his Arab allies for a peace deal. CNN's Hala Gorani reports

Court: Contractor owes $5 million to U.S. soldier's familyupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:52:00

A federal court has ordered a Kuwait-based contractor to pay nearly $5 million in damages to the family of a U.S. military officer killed in Iraq -- a rare court decision holding a contracting company accountable for its actions in the war.

Budget carriers take-offupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 05:34:00

As recently as a few years ago, flying around the Middle East was an expensive exercise. Unlike the U.S. and Europe, there were no low-cost carriers competing for passengers on price. How times have changed.

Kuwait appoints stopgap oil ministerupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 13:07:00

Kuwait has re-appointed electricity and water minister, Mohammad Al-Olaim, as acting oil minister following Bader Mishari al-Humaidhi's resignation on Monday after just one week in post.

Hunt still on in Iraq for abducted contractorsupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 04:19:00

Coalition and Iraqi troops in southeastern Iraq continued their hunt Friday night for five Western security contractors abducted the day before.

Australians are beaten in Kuwaitupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 04:56:00

Kuwait upset Australia 2-0 in the fourth round round of Asian Cup qualifiers in Kuwait City on Wednesday to remain in contention for a place in next year's finals.

Kuwait approves new emirupdated: Sun Jan 29 2006 07:49:00

Kuwait's parliament has confirmed Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as its new emir, ending the political crisis that erupted after the parliament removed Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah last week for health reasons.

PM set to become new Kuwait emirupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 09:09:00

Kuwait's Cabinet on Tuesday recommended the country's prime minister, Sabah al-Sabah, as the new emir, the country's justice minister said.

Kuwaiti emir dies at 77updated: Sun Jan 15 2006 00:54:00

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a key U.S. ally in the war against Iraq and a notable supporter of women's rights in the tiny Gulf country, died Sunday, according to a government statement. He was 77.

Kuwait grants women right to voteupdated: Mon May 16 2005 12:52:00

The Kuwaiti parliament has voted to give women the right to vote and to run for office -- if they observe Islamic laws.

'Terrorist cell leader' dies in custodyupdated: Wed Feb 09 2005 03:09:00

The purported leader of a terrorist cell in Kuwait died in custody Tuesday, a Kuwaiti security source told CNN.

Source: Terror cell leader held in Kuwaitupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 02:21:00

Kuwaiti security forces Monday arrested the "leader of a terrorist cell" and killed four Islamic militants in a firefight south of Kuwait City, a top Kuwaiti security source told CNN.

Three dead in Kuwaiti gunfight with militantsupdated: Sun Jan 30 2005 07:11:00

A gun battle between Kuwaiti security forces and Islamic militants left three people dead Sunday in Kuwait City, an Interior Ministry official said.

Employer: 7 Iraq hostages releasedupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 01:59:00

Seven truck drivers taken hostage in Iraq over a month ago have been released, according to their employer, Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport company.

Kuwait MPs start Halliburton probeupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 07:51:00

Kuwait's parliament will investigate whether the government misused public funds when it signed a contract with Halliburton Corporation to supply fuel to U.S. troops in Iraq.

Rumsfeld orders review of sexual assaultsupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 14:49:00

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has ordered a 90-day review into allegations of sexual assaults against female soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.

Halliburton to refund $27m for mealsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 20:47:00

Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) will refund the U.S. government $27.4 million for potential over-billings at five dining halls in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a Pentagon statement.

Hajj brings health, security fearsupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 05:38:00

Muslims are converging on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, Islam's annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.

FSB: Small Business Goes To War It's tough enough for reservists to maintain their country's security. But when they're called, proteupdated: Sat Mar 01 2003 00:01:00

Harold Nelson, an Army reservist, knows all too well the cost of patriotism. In 1991 this optometrist from Louisville was just opening his private practice when the Army tapped him to help with Ope...

Fortune: FOR ECONOMISTS, LIFE IS GETTING TOUGHER updated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

Encouraged by a recent string of stronger economic data, forecasters are growing more confident that 1993 will produce a solid expansion. Can we count on them to be right? Most failed to foresee ei...

Fortune: Incredible shrinking brains, bankers' pets, dumber than the women's movement, and other matters. QUIZ TIMEupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

The following brief exam memorializes the 15th anniversary of Keeping Up (launched in the December 1976 issue of the old monthly FORTUNE) and offers longtime readers a chance to check on whether th...

Fortune: MORE THAN EVER IN 1991updated: Mon Sep 09 1991 00:01:00

Whatever may be happening to the merely rich, the extremely rich are getting a little richer. This year the average billionaire's net worth is $2.7 billion, just $100 million more than it was in 19...

Fortune: SINGAPORE GOES GLOBALupdated: Mon Jul 15 1991 00:01:00

Singapore has surfaced as the Kuwait of Southeast Asia: a small country (pop. 2.7 million) with billions of dollars of hard cash for investment overseas. Conservative estimates place the republic's...

Fortune: THE GOLD RUSH TO REBUILD KUWAITupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

An international horde of would-be fixers is hoping to gain admission to Kuwait to grab pieces of the cleanup too paltry for the likes of AT&T, Bechtel Group, and Dresser Industries. While the big ...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page APRIL 8, 1991 VOL. 123, NO. 7 updated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

MANAGING/COVER STORY 36 THE NEW EXECUTIVE UNEMPLOYED Cost cutting, downsizing, restructuring -- it all boils down to shrinking payrolls, and it has reached the executive ranks with a vengeance. Eve...

Fortune: WHO WILL REBUILD KUWAIT The Americans first of all, followed by the Brits and the French and companies from other countries thatupdated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

REBUILDING Kuwait's once thriving, Western-style capital of one million people and its immense oil drilling, refining, and petrochemical industry could spell years of prosperity for American engine...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page MARCH 25, 1991 VOL. 123, NO. 6 updated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

WINNING THE PEACE/COVER STORIES 30 NOW TO WIN THE PEACE America emerges from the war in the Gulf as the world's only superpower. That doesn't make it Superman. by Thomas A. Stewart

Fortune: NOW TO WIN THE PEACE America emerges from the war as the world's only superpower. That doesn't make it Superman.updated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

Oh, those foolish optimists! Had anyone said three months ago that the 28- nation coalition would steamroller Saddam, that Wall Street's bull would be roaring, interest rates still falling, and the...

Fortune: WHO'LL GET THE CONTRACTS TO REBUILD KUWAIT?updated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

After the last bombs have fallen and the shooting stops, the sounds of war in Kuwait will be replaced by the happier din of construction crews, belching tractors, and rumbling cement trucks. Milita...

Fortune: WHAT WILL LEAD TO RECOVERY Look first to business spending, not to consumers, whose behavior may be undergoing a sea change fromupdated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

WHO WILL LEAD the way, business or the consumer? Each spurs the other, of course -- that's how it goes in the circular world of economics. But look to business to start the recovery rolling, not th...

Fortune: SIGNS SUGGEST THE WORST IS OVER -- BARRING A LONG WARupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

Weighing heavily on all Americans, the Gulf war has changed the economic environment. The most recent straws in the wind suggest that the worst of the decline is over. But the uncertainties and anx...

Fortune: WINNING THE PEACE It's not too soon to plan the postwar world -- one without Saddam, without a Mideast arms race, and with a chaupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

THE WHITE HOUSE says the battle plan of the U.S.-led coalition is ''a long plan.'' It had better be, and not only because Iraq's vast, chemically equipped army will be tough to root out. The dazzli...

Fortune: THE FATE OF OIL The sacrifices of Desert Storm could yield lasting benefits for oil -- a more rational OPEC and a sensible U.S. updated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

LET'S ASSUME the best possible outcome in the Middle East -- a brief conflict, restoration of Kuwait, and little or no serious damage to the oil fields. Here's what will happen: Oil prices will rem...

Fortune: THE WEST RETHINKS SOVIET AIDupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

The remaining shreds of President Gorbachev's image as a reformer seem to have vanished. In a letter to the Moscow News, his top economic adviser, Nikolai Petrakov, described the Communist Party cr...

Money Magazine: Monthly resultsat a glance updated: Tue Jan 01 1991 00:01:00

What a relief. In November, for the first time since Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in early August, both stock and bond funds posted positive returns. The average stock fund nearly matched the superb 6...

Fortune: WHY THE OPEC CARTEL ISN'T DEAD YETupdated: Mon Dec 17 1990 00:01:00

When the army of Iraq crushed tiny Kuwait, did it also squash OPEC, the price- fixing cartel that both countries helped create back in 1960? OPEC agreed to waive the production quotas set in July a...

Money Magazine: Monthly resultsat a glance updated: Sat Dec 01 1990 00:01:00

Stock and bond fund returns diverged in October for the first time since the August invasion of Kuwait. Continued signs of a creaky economy helped nudge stock funds slightly lower, but the same evi...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK THE BULLISH CASE FOR OIL SHARESupdated: Mon Nov 19 1990 00:01:00

Are oil stocks about to buck the market's malaise and rally? That's the contention of Paine Webber oil analyst Bryan Jacoboski, who just two years ago was known as Bryan the Bear for his downbeat a...

Fortune: WHERE RECESSION RISKS COME FROMupdated: Mon Nov 05 1990 00:01:00

Have climbing oil prices and the budget fiasco made the economy more vulnerable to a recession? No question about it. But in FORTUNE's opinion neither event has dealt a mortal blow to the expansion...


SALMON swimming upstream to spawn face the same kind of challenge as stock pickers in the three years through August 31, 1990. Though it soared to new highs in early summer, the market finished dow...

Money Magazine: MARKET UPDATE STOCKS, BONDS SINK ON STANDOFF IN MIDDLE EASTupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

No matter what eventually happens in the Arabian sands, the markets are convinced that the nearly 80% rise in oil prices during August means lower corporate profits, slower growth and higher inflat...

Money Magazine: CONSUMER COMFORT POLL Gloom reignsupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: Monthly results at a glance updated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

Iraq's invasion of Kuwait spelled trouble for mutual funds in August. For the average stock fund, it was the ugliest month since October '87; for bonds, the worst since the bond-bashing spring of t...

Money Magazine: SMART MOVES FOR TOUGHER TIMES You will need fresh strategies for your career, your housing choices and your investments.updated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

Faster than you can say $30 a barrel, Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait transformed the prevailing attitude on the economy from guarded optimism to low-grade anxiety. Growth had turned feeble eve...

Money Magazine: WHY THE DOW IS HEADING TO 3100 -- OOPS, 2100 -- SOONupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

Shareholders lost a lot of confidence as well as money in the August stock market rout triggered by Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. Saddam Hussein's tanks crushed such investment canons as the oil glut,...

Fortune: THE $100 BILLION DEEP FREEZEupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

What happens when you freeze Kuwaiti assets to keep them away from Iraq's Saddam Hussein? First you have to find them. The U.S. Treasury admits that will take weeks. Estimates of the wealth run ove...

Fortune: SCORECARDS ON THE OIL GIANTSupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

The U.S.-led embargo of Iraq and Kuwait, which together produced 20% of OPEC's crude exports last year, will jolt some of the world's leading oil companies and enrich others. Starting on this page ...

Fortune: THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR OIL There's no longer any doubt that the Middle East cannot be relied on for petroleum. The world wupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

THE CONFRONTATION in the Persian Gulf conjures a host of horrible prospects: Shuttered factories. Gasoline lines. Blood in the sand. It might not come to that, of course. Iraq could yet withdraw fr...


Seemingly born to dealmaking as much as to royalty, Sheikh Ali Khalifa Al- Sabah, 41, a member of the dynasty that founded Kuwait in 1756, has built state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. into the Midd...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Jan 19 1987 00:01:00

ALI KHALIFA AL-SABAH, 41, Kuwait's oil minister, after OPEC agreed to try to push oil prices up to $18 a barrel: ''We shouldn't be frightened if the companies say, 'Sorry boys, we will not be picki...

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